University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

December 26, 2021



Apply now Job no: 244403-AS Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time Department: SMPH/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY Location: Madison Categories: Data Analysis Services

Job Summary:

The Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine & Public Health is seeking a Radiology Informatics Data Scientist who will work under the direction of Dr. John Garrett and will work closely with other staff, medical school groups, UW Health, and the Radiology Informatics team. The Data Scientist will work with the administration and management of clinical research studies and trials.

Dr. Garrett's research focuses on developing novel tools for radiological imaging, leveraging new tools and technologies such as deep learning, and a particular emphasis on translation of novel techniques into clinical practice. Deep learning and machine learning has seen a meteoric rise in applications within Radiology. This growth is both driving the need for high quality curated datasets and mechanisms to introduce these tools into clinical practice.

The Radiology Informatics Data Scientist will be responsible for data cleaning and management, the development and maintenance of clinical research databases, helping develop and deploy novel imaging tools, and disseminating new knowledge through abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts. They will be also involved in project monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, oversight of trainees, and dissemination of program results and will work closely with the Department of Radiology's Informatics Analysists.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

About the Job:

Data Scientist I (RE020) Data Scientist II (RE021) Data Scientist III (RE061)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Required Terminal Degree PhD in Medical Physics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, or related field required.


Required: - Experience working with medical imaging and electronic health record data is required. - Two or more years of experience with programming languages (C++, Python, Matlab) and database languages (such as SQL) required. - Comfortable working in a Linux environment. - Must be familiar with containerized environments such as Docker - Familiarity with medical imaging data and standards such as DICOM and HL7

Preferred: - Experience with medical image processing and reconstruction preferred. - Relevant work experience with radiology data and standards - Familiarity with data management and lifecycle platforms such as Flywheel - Experience in developing deep learning models for medical imaging, genetic and/ or biological data and knowledge of deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc. - Previous grant writing experience; manuscript writing; program management and/or development experience. - Experience contributing to clinical research projects - Outstanding communication across all members of the team in order to facilitate strong professional connection and understand/translate data management and analysis needs to all members of the team.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two- dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit https: // for more information.

Additional Information:

The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial criminal and/or caregiver background check.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


Heather Heimbecker 608-263-9159 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAYSERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Data Scientist I(RE020) or Data Scientist II(RE021) or Data Scientist III(RE061)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https: // for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Nov 24 2021 Central Standard Time Applications Close: Dec 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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